| 3 students lauded for essays |
The Pueblo Chieftain
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 4:00 am
The Optimist Club of Pueblo this week honored three students for their winning essays in the 2013 Optimist Essay Contest. The contest topic was ''How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?" The top writers read their award-winning essays aloud prior to receiving their awards at the Optimist's regular luncheon.
Entries were submitted by students from the Youth and Family Academy, under the direction of their teacher, Lyn Hanson. Five members of the Optimist Club of Pueblo judged the essays. Three students were awarded medals and cash prizes. The top essays were written by Aaron Murray, first place; Tayh Romero, second place; and Selena Valles, third place. The first-place essay winner will go on to the Optimist District level essay contest competition.